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Que será, será Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2017

My stopmotion short "Les Sopranos (une parodie)/The Sopranos (a parody)"
was DECLINED  I told myself to not get overly invested in its importance but it did hit my gut hard. I sure could have used a feather in my dilapidated cap…
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Added by Ed Riccardi on August 26, 2017 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

is it necessary to follow rule of thirds while shooting a stopmotion film?

i have been wondering this for quite a long time,is the absolutely necessary to follow rule of thirds while shooting a stopmotion animation film?i ahve noticed,the scenerio does look good when i follow the rule but sometimes its really hard to get the right camera angle which is following the rule of thirds..please suggest me what should i do..! here is a link of my work

i would love to hear your views about my work..please do point me out the mistakes which i made…

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Added by pritam das on August 15, 2017 at 10:23am — 4 Comments

my first flying object

Using thread, I suspended a helicopter bearing plate from a broom over my set.  I did not have a good way to adjust the length of the thread, so I used several layers of thick cloth (socks) on one side of the broom to allow the plate to descend toward the stage.

Using Dragonframe's increments on a bezier curve, I got the plate to do some vaguely reasonable side to side motion as it came down.

Special thanks to my…

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Added by Rob Nugen on August 11, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Wondering how to add motion blur in Dragonframe

I just came to the most technically difficult part of my movie: flying a helicopter into the scene.  I have an idea for how to rig it up with thread to simulate flight, but I want to add an effect of motion blur on the blades of my helicopter.

It seems Dragonframe cannot do this, but the effect can be simulated by merging some images in post processing.  Here's a suggestion for how to handle the images in Dragonframe:…

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Added by Rob Nugen on August 10, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

hey! my Film Automatic Fitness was succefully crowdfunded in 2013

We did celebrate Premiere at the Berlinale 2015 and was awarded several times:

Audience Prize

Illuminated Film Festival 2015, Sedona, Arizona, USA



Audience Prize

Melhor curta-metragem Internacional Festival de Belo Horizonte 2015, Brazil.



Audience Prize

Stop-Motion Montreal-Canada 2015



Healthy Workplaces Award

58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2015, Germany



Audience Award

Magma -…

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Added by Animas Film on June 7, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Advice please

I'm looking to do 1 minute clips on a show i wrote but now that im almost done with all the sets which there are six, i wanna make a short film i have 14 characters and alot of my scenes my characters are sitting alot not alot of movement im new to thisim making everthing by hand i have eight sets done one in the making and im also making the furnuture so what do you guys think i should do the guys that was helping backed out so im doing this by myself.

Added by dorian moore on May 29, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

Upcoming Stop Motion show Vivid Increments in Tracy, CA at The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Hi everyone I am new to the group because I am new to stop motion but I wanted to spread the word about this amazing up coming show in Tracy, CA.

Jim Aupperle and Stephen Wathen will be doing workshops, panel discussions and showing of King Kong in the old Art Deco theatre. On display in the galleries will be puppets, production art work, posters, props and video. 

For more information here is a link to the show:…

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Added by Ilena Finocchi on May 25, 2017 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Your U-Tube Channel

Hey NIck, I just wanted to tell you that i found your U-Tube channel and I almost spit out my coffee laughing so hard when i watched the video on making the latex hands and the puppet of Bin Laden. Great tutorial, and totally halarious. Mike H.

Added by Michael Hulas on May 9, 2017 at 5:18am — 2 Comments

MinYoungOh Stopmotion Showreel 2017

Hi guys :D

I recently update my stopmotion showreel!

I hope you like it.

MIN YOUNG OH - Showreel 2017 from OHMINYOUNGOH on Vimeo.

 

Added by Min Young OH on March 24, 2017 at 3:55am — No Comments

making an Arduino DIY Slider controled by dragonframe

I've been making sliders, cranes and a lot of weird things for all my low budget films and commercials. So after all this time I think it's time to make a kind of tutorial on how I make those.

In my youtube channel you will find more about armatures, rigs motion control and all kind of stop motion related things.

Hope it becames useful for you and you subscribe to the channel!!…

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Added by Edu Puertas on March 12, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

How to make puppet armatures

Hi,

a few weeks ago I made a video about wire puppet armatures and how I made them for my puppets and also with my students. Hope you enjoy!!!

Added by Edu Puertas on March 9, 2017 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

STLBJDCON March 10-11

The St Louis Ball Jointed Doll Convention theme this year will be ' Celebrating Animation'.  Register at http://www.stlbjdcon.com/

I will be speaking Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM.

Added by Stephen Pidgeon on February 28, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

effects 101 stopmotion with live action test

Pat Adduci  stopmotion with live action test

I just put this on youtube.Sorry I am a little rusty with this.Its the ist time I uploaded on youtube.

For some reason my daughters name appears on the video page. I don't know why.

youtube location

https://youtu.be/FZGMzNhxkAA

Added by patrick adduci on October 27, 2016 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

effects 101 stopmotion with live action test

Pat Adduci  stopmotion with live action test

I just put this on youtube.Sorry I am a little rusty with this.Its the ist time I uploaded on youtube.

For some reason my daughters name appears on the video page. I don't know why.

youtube location

https://youtu.be/FZGMzNhxkAA

Added by patrick adduci on October 27, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

I have a short movie I want to post but I have a few questions

Hello,My name is Pat Adduci. I have recently retired from Lockheed Martin working as an engineer. But my real love has been stop motion animation. As far back as 70s I have worked on some freelance projects using clay and stop motion for education, marketing and Christian film projects. Most of it has been tabletop animation shot in 16mm. I was never able to successfully do composite work until the advent of digital video. I did some experiments and working part-time over the years had some…

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Added by patrick adduci on October 10, 2016 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Our project is now 94% funded, anyone who makes any pledge amount on our @Indiegogo page will have their name in ithttps://t.co/MuP7l2o58F pic.twitter.com/5q1Hg8vFL8 — What The Mouse (@WhatTheMouse) …

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Added by Jhonny Parks on October 10, 2016 at 12:26am — No Comments

My Channel!

Hello people, i love stop motions, both making/editing them and watching them, great inspirations for me include Ray HarryHausen, Nick Hilligoss, Jan Svankmajer, and a few more. I am on youtube as  'RastaByDay NinjaByNight'

Added by RastaByDay NinjaByNight on October 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

WHAT THE MOUSE =) Help us make this film happen...

We are proud to announce our stop-motion film project has made it to the halfway point of our funding goal, we we were wondering if anyone would like to make a pledge towards the 

"WHAT THE MOUSE" film campaign on INDIEGOGO , every pledge will get your name in the credits of film =)…





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Added by Jhonny Parks on September 17, 2016 at 5:11pm — No Comments

New stopmotion film " What The Mouse " Inidegogo campaign

Hello fellow animators it's been a while since I posted anything but here it goes =)

After the success of  our first  stop motion film "Wound Up", We have decided to step up our game a bit and start a new production named " What The Mouse?" which we started a crowd-funding campaign on INDIEGOGO to raise funds…

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Added by Jhonny Parks on September 11, 2016 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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